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    • Ed
    • 20.06.07 | 23:00 (IDT)

    What it means that you cannot keep the lid on so that the vapor does not escape. If you bolt it down, and if the heat is still being applied, you will inevitably have the pot explode, it is just a matter of time. Applying this to Iraq, the energy released in this war, it means the source of tensions between Sunni and Shia must be removed. If it is not, no matter how you structure it, it will still blow up in a sectarian war and a massacre of millions. One way of hoping to achieve it is by way of an oil revenue sharing formula that is currently considered by Iraqi Parlament and improved security so that reconciliation can start. The alternative to that, I am afraid, is too scary to contemplate.

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